spillikin

noun
spil·​li·​kin | \ ˈspi-li-kən How to pronounce spillikin (audio) \

Definition of spillikin

2 spillikins plural : jackstraw sense 1

First Known Use of spillikin

1734, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for spillikin

probably alteration of obsolete Dutch spelleken small peg

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“Spillikin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spillikin. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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